new chickens

  1. C

    Newbie looking for some help im kinda worried

    Hi all!!! I'm new to having chickens. my other half has some experience but not enough to help with my question. I have been having some issues with my chickens. they were laying perfect before we got them, for a few days after we got them and then it changed. only one was laying then they both...
  2. S

    New to backyard chickens!

    One of our granddaughters who lives with us turned 17 today. She wanted chickens for her birthday! In Evansville, Indiana, you're allowed 6 backyard chickens, so she just walked in the door with an Isa Brown, a Buff Orpington, a Barred Rock, a Black Australorp and 2 Rhode Island Reds. We have...
  3. T

    New hens seem weak

    Two days ago I got my first chickens. They came from family friends as they have plenty of chickens and had no problem letting me take a few. Two of the hens seem to be very strong and healthy. They scratch, eat, hop around, dust bathe, roost, etc. I have yet to see an egg, but I’m assuming...
  4. W

    We have chickens again!

    Hi! I’m a returning member. We just built the new coop at our new house and got 6 chicks. They are 3 Auracanas, and 3 Buff Orpington. I’d say they are about 3 weeks old. we live in San Diego, California in an unincorporated area and we have a pet potbelly pig and 3 dogs. The chicks have a...
  5. P

    New chickens + old chickens at night

    Hello everyone! So, we just got two new chickens to add to our two-chicken flock. We made the calculated decision (although it ended up being a mistake, which we knew it could be when we did it) to let them interact after one day of separating them through cages. Pecking order ensued. My...
  6. B

    Chicken+ Guinea Update

    We've gotten addicted. It's only been a few months and I'm hopeless. Update on the Chicken Flock We got 22 new chickens. All of them are female but three, but the person who gave them to us accidentally bought full Rhode Island Reds instead of Bantams, which is definitely a problem seeing as we...
  7. N

    Incubator as a heat lamp?

    Hello recently I have hatched some silkie chickens that have been very cold I have nothing to keep them warm but a regular house light and the top of an incubator that can perfectly fit on a cardboard box with holes. Keep in mind I have been using the the light for their first week of birth but...
  8. L

    New chickens won't mix with old ones

    Hi there, I hope someone can help. About a month and a half ago, we bought two new chickens (a maran and a poule d'azur) to add to our flock of 3 (2 x sussex and 1 x wynadotte - sorry about the spelling!). We borrowed a chicken house from a friend then fenced off half of our chicken enclosure...
  9. MaggieH031

    Introducing Chicks to flock

    Hey all! So I have been raising 6 new chicks in a brooder in my home. It has been exceptionally cold here and today was the first nice day we had. So I put my chicks in an enclosed dog kennel next to my hens run. My hens didn't act aggressive at all (they bitched for about 15 mins though). Then...
  10. Thechickentrainer1999

    Adding New Chickens

    I currently have 9 full grown chickens and would love to get more. I plan on getting some more baby chicks soon but I have a few questions. All 9 currently live in the same cage and when I get more chicks soon, i plan on keeping them separate for atleast 3 months. One of my questions is, what...
  11. A

    Introduction

    Hello, I'm Julie and I am fairly new to chicken raising. I got my first 3 chickens a few years ago and they were from the same flock and I had no issues with them. It was simple! Then last year I moved out in the country and have since lost two. I live outside the Phoenix area, in the east...
  12. DobieLover

    Well dang! That was easy.

    I picked up 3 new pullets, 2 LHs and a California white, about 4 weeks ago. Couldn't do a true quarantine due to lack of space. New girls were kept in a small coop with temporary run within the 1/4 acre chicken yard. They stayed in there for 2 weeks before venturing out to roam the yard while...
  13. animalyodelers

    New crazy chicken lady

    Hello! I just became a crazy chicken lady (to be fair, I was already crazy) and learned firsthand that chicken math is REAL. I am married with 3 wonderful daughters ages 11, 9 and 3. My husband has been putting up with my wild ideas for over 15 years so getting chickens was just another "roll...
  14. MyChicagoCoop

    Introducing 5 new bantams today

    Hi fellow chicken people! I have a somewhat emergency situation that I was hoping to get some advice on. A local chicken mom is being forced to rehome her 5 bantams approx 5 months old each (she believes that two are not yet laying). Her town does not permit Chickens, and clearly there is a...
  15. VTChicky

    Can you train chickens to stay in your yard?

    I have some new chicks, approx. 4 weeks old at this point. They have a coop and run all ready for them, but ideally, we want to free range them. We live in a small neighborhood, on approx .3 acres and have lots of neighbors close by. Many of our neighbors have chickens, some even free range them...
  16. Jordan01

    Chickens won't go in coop

    I brought home 2 rhode island reds a few days ago, they have a raised coop attached to a run. When I brought them home I put them in the run not the coop, I've only seen one in the coop for a short bit of time. Most of the time they hide under the coop in the run, I can't reach under it to pick...
  17. Pugsabi

    My sincerest apologies!

    For the longest time I thought y'all were crazy about this chicken math thing. How do you go to the store for one thing and magically double your flock? That wasn't going to be me! My starting flock was just going to be two chickens. I ordered the coop and hardware cloth. Tuesday, the items...
  18. Walkbarefoot

    Moving chickens from garage to a new (and hot) coop

    Hello, We are having quite a stretch of 90+ degree weather here in Colorado. I have just completed the finishing touches on our coop and am ready to introduce the chickens to it. I have 10 (9 week old) chicks. I have a 5x6 coop with 2 windows 7 vents 1 screen door... I am under the impression...
  19. P

    New chickens tearing up the nesting boxes

    Hi all and thanks in advance for any help. I have four one year old chickens who are great layers. I recently got six additional chickens. I have had them in a “see and be seen” situation for the last two months, and now I am integrating them into the flock. Everything was going great until...
  20. lupia

    new chickens

    I just bought 5 more chickens. I had 3 and I was just wondering how long it takes for them to adjust and start laying. My Molly is a silky and she is the only one who sleeps in her nest and the only one that lays routinely. unless she is brooding. She has always slept in her nesting box, I...
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